Urban Food & Design

Food in Progress

CONTEMPORARY SILVERWARE

Jakob Glasner

27.9.–6.10.2019

Rather than once again reinterpreting knife, fork, and spoon in a purely formal way, the project CONTEMPORARY SILVERWARE focuses on our society’s relationship with food – and goes far beyond table culture.
The silverware elements “Protein Scoop,” “Fasting Fork,” “Fat Scalpel,” and “No Dessert for You” each represent a certain trend that’s currently influencing the lives of its followers. Food does much, much more than merely fill our stomachs. On the contrary, our foodstuffs are attributed with certain physical or social effects: from increasing intellectual perfor­mance to saving the planet. With his project CONTEMPORARY SILVERWARE, Jakob Glaser asks about the extent to which eating has become a political act and pleasure has been sacrificed to aesthetics. The project was supported by Wiener Silber Manufactur.